The Colts worked him out last week and decided not to pull the trigger then. But now they have decided to sign the wide receiver for the last four weeks of the season.
Dontrelle Inman played nine games for the Colts last season. In those nine games, he was surprisingly effective. He recorded 28 catches for 304 yards and 3 touchdowns in those games. Now he gets a second chance with the team for the last three weeks of the year.
Inman started the season on the Chargers, but was then put on IR after four games and was released. Now he is healthy and looking to contribute to a depleted receiver room in Indianapolis. This will be his second audition with the team.
With Parris Campbell being placed on IR and T.Y. Hilton unlikely to see much action the rest of the way, it makes sense to bring Inman back. He is familiar with the offense and most of the other players on the offensive side of the ball. It’s also only for three weeks so it really can’t hurt.
This is a golden opportunity for Inman. He gets a second chance to show this team what he has. The two sides talked in the offseason to bring him back, but ultimately could not agree on terms. Now Inman gets another shot to play in 2019 while healthy.
Inman is a good route runner He isn’t the fastest receiver, nor does he possess the most reliable set of hands. But he can get open and give his quarterback an open target. That is something that Jacoby Brissett desperately needs late in the season.
This is a no risk signing for either party. It can only be a win-win scenario, and that’s what makes this signing so smart.